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IATA optimistic on China aviation market

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) remained upbeat on the growth potential of China’s aviation industry with the country projected to become the world’s biggest passenger market in 2024. “China’s aviation development is impressive. Today, Chinese airlines and airports rank among the top 10 by passenger numbers,” said Alexandre de Juniac, the IATA’s Director General and CEO, in a news conference that was held in the Chinese capital. The IATA …

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IATA targeting a unified African sky

Is the unification of Africa’s airspace a mere pipe dream, or a legitimate and tangible goal? Lindi-Lee Kirkman, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) manager for safety and flight operations in Africa, says that the concept is not new as this has been, or is being implemented in various corners of the world. The most prominent of these is the European single sky, where the airspace of different states is …

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EU carriers could gain advantage from Brexit, says IATA chief

IATA Director General Alexandre de Juniac believes that airline carriers from the European Union might take advantage during the “Brexit” negotiation process by limiting United Kingdom (UK) carriers’ access to the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA). Speaking at Brussels, de Juniac shared his fears that “connectivity could be reduced after the Brexit” and that would go against his organization’s focus on increasing connectivity. “You can imagine, from the European Union …

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IATA chief calls for stronger, safer, more sustainable European aviation industry

IATA chief calls for stronger, safer, more sustainable European aviation industry International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General and Chief Executive, Alexandre de Juniac has laid down an agenda for “stronger, safer, more secure and sustainable” European aviation industry. Speaking at a European Aviation Club in Brussels, the Frenchman called for European policy-makers to prioritize four key areas at a time when Europe has become a challenging place for airlines …

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